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LAKES DISTRICT NEWS Tenure change hold-off

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Surprise you’re married On March 18, 2013, the new provincial Family Law Act replaced the B.C. Family Relations Act of 1978.

WALTER STRONG The B.C. Liberals have deferred their proposed amendments to the B.C. Forest Act until after further public consultation this summer. The ‘enabling legislation’ was introduced on Feb. 20, 2013, as part of the province’s plan to facilitate the rebuild of the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake. The legislation was lauded by the province as a step forward in B.C.’s forest policy in that it would facilitate the conversion of select volume-based forest licenses into area-based tree farm licenses, allowing for more robust forest management. Supporters of the legislation argued that its introduction was warranted by findings of the Special Committee on Mid-Term Timber Supply held over the summer of 2012. Critics of the legislation have described the amendments setting the stage for a ‘privatization’ of forest resources. Quesnel member of legislative assembly Bob Simpson led the charge against the legislation. He, and a cadre of forest policy critics, saw this move as another failing attempt by the province to manage forest policy in light of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and dwindling timber supply. Simpson supports the province’s decision to defer the amendments as the right thing to do, although he has called for a full, independent public inquiry into forest policy. Politically, Simpson says that he achieves very little in opposing the proposed legislation. “If I was just treating it as a political thing, I would have supported the rollover [of forest licenses] because I have two major companies in my own riding who would like to expand their tree farm licenses,” Simpson said. Dunkley Lumber and West Fraser Mills Ltd. both have TFLs in the Prince George forest district. Dunkley Lumber Vice President, Jason More on page 5...

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Live it! Love it! growing fast Three years ago Jeff Scott was enjoying a day of snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort when his ride turned a terrible corner.

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Special Olympic bowlers hit the lanes Twenty-two athletes from Houston, Burns Lake and Smithers meet every week in Houston for Special Olympic Bowling.

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On March 18, 2013, the new provincial Family Law Act (FLA) replaced the B.C. Family Relations Act of 1978. According to Vancouver familylaw lawyer and legal blogger, JohnPaul Boyd, when the new act came into effect it became retroactively applicable to all proceedings before either the Provincial or Supreme courts. This includes any trials that were started before March 18, but which have continued past that date. An exception are trials before the Supreme Court that were started before March 18, but were about property matters. The new act prioritizes the interests of children when it comes to resolving family law disputes. “[T]he FLA expressly states that, when making decisions involving children, the best interest of the child should be the only consideration,” said B.C. Attorney General Shirley Bond when the new legislation was introduced on Nov. 14, 2011. An implication of this focus on the best interests of the child means that child support payments will take precedence over spousal support payments. “A payor's obligation to pay child support will continue to take priority

over any obligation to pay spousal support, meaning that if a payor can't pay both amounts only child support will be payable,” said Boyd. According to Boyd, the definition of a spouse in terms of spousal support has been expanded to include, “people who used to be married, unmarried people living together for more than two years in a marriagelike relationship, and unmarried people who have lived together for less than two years but have had a child together.” Other implications of the new act will affect the distribution of property in the case of a breakdown of a common-law relationship. “The new scheme for property division will apply to married spouses as well as unmarried people who have lived together for more than two years,” said Boyd. “This is a really important feature of the new law because unmarried couples are cut out of the parts of the [old ] Family Relations Act which divide property between married spouses, largely leaving unmarried people stuck with difficult and often unsatisfactory claims based on unjust enrichment and trust law.” Boyd’s BC Family Law Resource Blog is found at http://bcfamilylawresource.blogspot.ca/p/family-law-actinformation-resources.html

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Chamber has a yen for China Burns Lake China commerce mission WALTER STRONG Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce manager, Shelley Wall, will leave for China later this month for an 11 day tour of tourist and commercial sites. The tour, organized by Citslinc International Inc. and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada is intended to increase local awareness of the opportunities that China holds for people and businesses in small communities like Burns Lake. Chamber of Commerce executive will have their expenses subsidized

by the hosting parties. Wall’s expenses will be around $300 for the trip. “They want to make us familiar with tourism, business and municipal leaders in China,” Wall said. “They want us to encourage tourism, but they’re also trying to build relationships with businesses.” “They want us to feel familiar enough to organize tours for Northern B.C. business people to set up contacts with Chinese suppliers,” she said. According to World Bank data, the Chinese economy has seen rapid More on page 3...

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NATHAN CULLEN IN BURNS LAKE Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen was in Burns Lake on March 13, 2013 as part of his ‘Renewal Northwest Tour’. He was in town at the College of New Caledonia to engage the local community for ideas and comments that could help shape the coming economic boom in Northwest B.C. thanks to energy and resource projects. Walter Strong photo

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growth over the past 10 years. Since 1990, the Chinese Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown by more than twenty times, from $357 billion in 1990, to $7.3 trillion dollars in 2011. The Canadian GDP, by comparison, was $1.7 trillion in 2011. According to Canadian Business Maga-

zine, this rapid growth has seen China become the world’s largest trader of goods, larger even than the United States. This growth is what Wall hopes to experience and bring back to Burns Lake. “I’m hoping to come back with a better understanding of China and to be able to promote business opportunities with China,” she said. It’s easy to think that trade with China

happens at a large-scale level, but Wall said that a lot of Chinese businesses want to create partnerships on a small scale. “We sometimes think that we’re too small of a town or too small of a business, but people aren’t aware of the opportunities for partnership,” she said. Their itinerary will include meetings with municipal governments, and tours of various economic development zones.

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EDITORIAL WALTER STRONG

Diesel-fueled lifestyles

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Both parties have betrayed us There was some public business conducted in the final frantic days of the B.C. legislature session last week, but you likely wouldn’t have heard much about it. Premier Christy Clark’s skimpy governing agenda was overshadowed by the delivery of an internal investigation report into her government’s ethnic outreach program. A review by four deputy ministers detailed what reporters already knew from a memo and meeting notes leaked to the NDP. The plan started in the premier’s office, led by Clark’s deputy chief of staff, who resigned as soon as it was made public. A B.C. Liberal Party employee attended the first meeting, expressly intended to organize events to impress immigrant communities, then harvest the goodwill in the form of contact lists for the coming election campaign. After 10,000 e-mails were collected and 27 interviews conducted, they revealed a few significant details. Former multiculturalism minister John Yap knew or should have known that the scheme was being kept secret because it was an inappropriate use of government resources. He won’t be back in cabinet, although Clark said he intends to run for re-election in Richmond-Steveston. Yap’s executive assistant resigned when the report came out, admitting he helped cover the tracks of political meddling in the hiring of three outreach contractors with sufficient loyalty to the party. Clark insists she knew nothing of this plan. She tabled the investigation report, and then announced that the B.C. Liberal Party had written a $70,000 cheque to the government to cover the estimated cost of the inappropriate political work done by non-political staff. Here’s the part taxpayers may not fully appreciate. There are authorized political staffers all over the legislature, in the premier’s office, the opposition leadLAKES DISTRICT

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er’s office and two teams of caucus employees who spend much of their time digging up dirt on the other party. All are paid by you and me. A line is crossed only when a non-political employee such as a ministry communications director acts on behalf of the party. The main offender in that capacity was one Brian Bonney, whose records suggested he spent half of his time on party work. He quit in February, before the plan was leaked, and the party paid back half of his salary for the 18 months he was on the public payroll. NDP outrage over this was blunted by another leaked document. This one was from a never-released 2010 report by Auditor General John Doyle, which condemned a five-year program of skimming money from NDP constituency office budgets all over the province and using it for political work. In a nice bit of symmetry, much of the more than $400,000 was spent to put three-time candidate Gabriel Yiu on the NDP caucus payroll. Yiu’s Vancouver-Fraserview candidate page boasts of his ethnic outreach work, which included tirelessly warning B.C.’s Chinese community about the evils of the harmonized sales tax. In fact, it was the NDP-Yiu operation that inspired a B.C. Liberal copycat plan. The NDP quietly stopped the budget skimming after Doyle pointed out the blindingly obvious, which is that constituency funds are to serve constituents and are not to be diverted to political organizing. It was kept under wraps by the secretive Legislative Assembly Management Committee. This is the B.C. Liberal-NDP co-managed trough of undocumented MLA expenses and other questionable payments that Doyle has only recently dragged into the light. Both of these schemes have the same stink. Both are intentional abuse of taxpayers’ money for the political gain of the dominant parties. There is no moral high ground for either of them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com, tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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When MP Nathan Cullen recently came through town, he told us that he found very little support across the region for the idea of a bitumen pipeline. That’s fine, but does that meant we don’t support the industry, at least tacitly? Speaking for myself, I don’t see much in my life that doesn’t support oil extraction. For example, I might drive to the mountains in the winter for some backcountry skiing. Few things are more satisfying than the view from the top of a high peak in a glaciated mountain range. My truck burns a lot of diesel to get to the mountains, as do the thousands of other vehicles that make their way into the backcountry every weekend. The sad irony is that I enjoy the view while destroying it at the same time. Hello global warming. Goodbye glaciers. How many tens of thousands of litres of diesel are burned every week in the Lakes District to haul logs out of the bush to a sawmill? After that, how much more fuel is consumed to haul lumber to sorting-yards across North America? No wealth-generating industry around here is exempt. Last fall we did a story on the ‘Success of the Babine salmon harvest’. Part of that success was tied to new commercial markets being developed with big American distributors like Costco. How much diesel is burned to get Lake Babine smoked salmon to those new markets? We’ll burn diesel to punch open new mines and we’ll burn diesel to move whatever we take out of the ground. We’ll gladly pocket a piece of the action through pay cheques and other pay-outs. We need those diesel-fueled jobs. I don’t see anyone protesting their job because the environment suffers. We’ll burn a mind-boggling amount of fuel this summer going fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. Our recreation and our regional economy depend on burning fuel. Is there any aspect of your daily life in Northern B.C. that doesn’t depend on converting fossil fuel to energy, from the clothes you buy to the groceries that arrive here by the truckload? We are completely implicated in the oil industry. Added to that, we don’t want fuel to cost more than it already does. If diesel gets too expensive, then the whole machine comes to a grinding halt. Some have said that the best thing for the environment is a recession, because that slows the fossil fuel burn-rate. What’s the appetite out there for a recession? Now, we don’t want ducks dunked in oil or polluted rivers and lakes. We don’t like the visions of post-apocalyptic-looking open-pit mines in Northern Alberta. We certainly don’t like the idea of transporting bitumen by pipeline from it’s source in Alberta to tanker ships on the west coast. What do we support then? Refineries right at the source in Alberta? Maybe offshore drilling and then a short bump to coastal refineries? Or should we just keep buying back all our refined product from somewhere else? Our entire way of life is predicated on burning diesel. If that can’t change, then our protests ring hollow.

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Vote and help Jeff Scott Walter Strong Three years ago Jeff Scott was enjoying a day of snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort when his ride turned a terrible corner. Scott was born in the northern town of Granisle B.C., but moved with his family to nearby Burns Lake by the time he was four, where he grew up and finished high school. After high school he worked for the B.C. Forest Service, Wildfire Management Branch, and soon relocated to Revelstoke for his winters. He was eventually transferred to Revelstoke, and he become a full-time Revelstoker. There’s a terrain feature on the mountain where a large bump forms a ramp. The ramp, or ‘roller’, gives way to a clean - but long - trajectory over a gap

where it re-connects with the downhill slope. In this case the gap was a wide, flat, hardpacked track of snow connecting skiers from one lift to another. Scott had been eyeing the gap for a while and decided the time was right to launch over it and experience a moment of weightless freedom. “It was the last run of the last day of the season,” said Scott. “I misjudged that roller and landed flat.” Landing flat means he didn’t completely clear the track. Instead of connecting safely with the downhill slope, he landed flat on the track with no place for his momentum to dissipate safely. “I landed on my board - on my feet - but there was too much compression and my shoulders came down. I hit my

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Jeff Scott hasn’t let a ski accident that left him wheel-chair bound three years ago hold him back. He’s helping others experience new freedoms. knees and knocked my- consciousness, he was a his friend Izzy Lynch, self out.” quadriplegic. a talented skier and “I was just out ridHe didn’t stay down Revelstoke local he had ing with a bunch of for long. After an in- met before the accident, friends,” Scott said. tense year of surger- made a trip to Canada’s “That was April 11, ies and physical reha- east coast. During the trip Scott 2010. My mom’s birth- bilitation he regained and Lynch hatched an day.” partial use of his arms and hands. Scott and When Scott regained More on page 7...

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Rebuild still a go ...From page 1 Fisher, has publicly endorsed the province’s plan to expand areabased tenures, at least in principle. “Neither one of those companies like what I say about TFLs being a form of privatization,” Simpson added. Simpson said that some smaller forest industry players have expressed support for his opposition to the amendments. They are, he said, concerned for where they would fall in a logging industry dominated by large, area-based tenures controlled by major mills. Nechako Lakes member of legislative assembly John Rustad worked with Forestry, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson on the legislation.

The offer of an areabased tenure to Hampton Affiliates was seen as a key element of the province’s plan to provide Hampton Affiliates with the timber-supply assurances it needed to commit to rebuilding the Babine mill. “The challenge that we ran into was that there was a tremendous amount of misinformation that started floating around about areabased management,” said Rustad. “When you’re in the political environment we’re in now with the [upcoming] election, that could potentially damage the opportunity to move forward with areabased management. That would be tremendously detrimental to our forest industry in its goal to meet our midterm fibre supply.” Rustad expects the

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summer consultations to contribute to a ‘social license’ that would inform eventual legislative changes to the Forest Act. Hampton Affiliates decision to rebuild the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake should not be affected by this deferral. “While it is unfortunate that politics will delay legislation that will improve long-term sustainability of Crown timberlands, Babine Forest Products will continue forward with the sawmill rebuild,” said Hampton Affiliates chief executive officer, Steve Zika. Originally, the rebuild of the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake had been tied to commitments made for tenure reform in the Lakes District.

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Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Replacement Project Northern Health, along with project partners, invites you to attend a community update to see the design of the new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre. Additionally, the winners of the Northern Health and School District 91 art contest will be announced. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce 540 Highway 16, Burns Lake Representatives from Northern Health, Partnerships British Columbia, the Preferred Proponent, along with local leaders will be in attendance. Should you require additionally information please contact hello@northernhealth.ca or 778-349-2716.

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Editor: My family and I were driving east from Smithers on Jan. 29, 2013. We were returning to our home in the Burns Lake area after my wife was released from the hospital following surgery. We left in the early afternoon and about 20 minutes into our trip, just east of Telkwa, we came around a corner and were pelted in a cloud of gravel from two snow/gravel trucks travelling at a high rate of speed westbound. The blade on the first truck was down and on the center line I had to instantly force our van into the soft snow on the shoulder. Coming around the corner, there was no way I could have seen the two vehicles heading west and travelling so closely together. Our windshield was hit in three spots with a crack migrating

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out from one of them. The drivers of those trucks were travelling at a dangerous speed with gravel flying into oncoming traffic, putting myself and my family at risk. The response from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation (MOT) and infrastructure is that all responsibility is solely with private contractors. The ministry's interest appears to be limited to liability (money issues) and not public road safety. My family and I now refuse to drive to Smithers during our long winter season. In fact, we cancelled the follow-up check up for my wife after surgery with concern for our safety and further damage to our vehicle. Leonard Matte

Sneaky government Bad market Editor: Open letter to Adrian Dix, leader of the provincial NDP I wonder if you are aware that the Liberals quietly snuck in an increase in the PST on used vehicles not sold by a dealer? Before the HST a used vehicle cost you five per cent GST and seven per cent PST if you bought from a dealer but only seven per cent PST if bought privately. With the HST of course everything went up to 12 per cent. One would think that after the end of the HST they would be paying the seven percent PST only on used vehicles bought privately; however, the government simply raised the PST to

12 per cent, whereas the PST at a dealer is still seven per cent. How is that fair? I wonder if a legal challenge on discriminatory grounds would be successful? I find this type of thing contrary to the intent of the referendum eliminating the HST. I wonder how many other voters are aware of this kind of sneaky manoeuvre on the part of the government to maintain a HST level of taxation for something that was not subject to the GST prior to the implementation of the HST? Is this something that you would look at if you form a government in May?

Editor: This has been bothering me for several weeks and I feel I must write about it. We were in Burns Lake a few weeks ago-mid February-and it was suggested by a friend that we go to the farmer's market. Such a terrible experience-we will never go back. I thought it was disgustingly filthy-everything there that we picked up to look at(canning stuff) was filthy,sticky and even the fresh eggs were dirty. The baked goods were not something that I would feed my family. Also as we expected a large market we were disappointed to find that it was only one woman selling stuff. So our shopping trip to Burns Lake will not happen again. Gloria Walker Fraser Lake

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Editor: We attended the Renewal Northwest forum in Burns Lake at College of New Calendonia, hosted by the federal NDP representative Nathan Cullen. With work being scarce in the area due to the destruction of the mill and now undecided as to whether its going to be rebuilt, due to the forest tenure question. We were hoping there would be more information on the development of mining and employment in the northwest. What where we thinking? What I believe is, we where subjected to a fishing expedition on Nathan’s part to collect information to use to build their next federal election strategy. So the question remains. What are the mining corporations and other industries planing for the northwest and what can the residents of the northwest expect for future employment? If you've been to the WorkBC office of late, you will notice that they proudly declare that they have placed six people in the last month. Well, I don’t see that as very promising or encouraging and when your over 50 even less so. So, where are all these jobs that they can’t find skilled and experienced people to fill and where does that leave the people of the northwest? I believe, it leaves us competing with other provinces and immigrant workers for the jobs in our back yard. Apparently, one camp shift is 40 days in and seven days out, with no accommodations for family and girl friends, or enough time off for them to fly home. An escort service has been suggested to meet the needs of the out of area workers. If there are no accommodations for the extended families, how can there be for the escort service? And is this a better solution, then training and employing the local workforce? I don’t think any of us have to dig very deep to see the insanity of the situation. Colleen Simmons

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March is just about half done, time sure flies. Last week my son Richard watched a lady lead a horse across on the ferry. This you don’t see very often. Livestock crossing This brings to mind when horses were used for all transportation both riding and driving. Very seldom would you see a ferry without horses on it. Any livestock was not popular with Capt. McKinnon. When we came to Francois Lake cattle trucks were few and far between so cattle were hauled lose on the ferry. They had gates that closed up both ends of they ferry and then unloaded on the northside and trailed into town and

held in the stockyards to be shipped out by rail. There was always excitement both loading and unloading. There was a sheep rancher called Ed Nichols who ranched at Marilla and the family would trail a herd of sheep down to the ferry and taken access. This one time a couple of sheep jumped overboard into the lake. It was quite a trick to get the swimming sheep back onto the ferry but they were caught and reloaded and all went well for them. Capt. McKinnon was happy when the cattle trucks started to haul. To name some of the trucks as I remember Fred Beach, Andy Anderson, Earl Horning and Durban brothers. If my memory serves me right I rode on the last cattle drive before the trucks took over. Peebles were one of the first who took the long hauls to Edmonton and elsewhere. This little story goes back many years too and I wish that at that time I

would have had a camera, this would never happen again. It was like a Russel painting. This was a pack train of the moving of the White Eye Jack tribe and it was a ferry load. There must have been 20 horses, some packed and some ridden. They had come from White Eye Jack reserve at Cheslatta Lake area. They did not stop for long. I met White Eye and we had a short visit as he did not speak much English. This was the one and only big pack train I had ever seen. Where they were going to I do not know. This remains a piece of history that has gone. I just wonder if some of the older First Nations will know and maybe I will stand to be corrected - please let me know. There is a lot of history that I wish would be brought up to speed about the First Nations people and their way of life on the Southside, now so many years ago. I would like very much to meet any of the First

Nation people who were no doubt on that journey now over 70 years ago. Please call me if you know this story at 250692-3554. Back in the day In the early years of the store, keeping our store was a trading post and a meeting place as well. The ferry only made four trips a day so there was always folks waiting for the ferry. We had a big old drum heater and benches and Mothers always teapot. It was a time for some wonderful stories about the old days. Frank Henson who was a guide and outfitter from Ootsa Lake was very interesting with some of his stories. Frank had brought a pack horse string across on the ferry from his home place on Ootsa Lake. He was going to pick up supplies from Burns Lake for their trading post on Ootsa Lake He would overnight at the landing and continue the next day. He had hobbles on his horses so they would not get away on him.

Next morning one horse was gone. They looked all over but no horse and he had to have this pack horse. A man with a team told Frank that there was a lone horse with hobbles on heading south. This had to be Frank’s pack horse. So Frank caught the ferry with his saddle horse and brought it back. It still was hobbled and it had swam over two miles. Frank said no one will believe me as it’s impossible but it really happened. So Frank finished his trip for this supplies in Burns Lake and made it back to Ootsa Lake safe and sound. Stompin Tom I understand that Stompin’ Tom came to Burns Lake for a concert. He was very popular and filled the hall. It kind of slipped my mind but I do remember taking it in. We used to get quite a lot of traveling entertainers stop over and put on a show. In those days before there were amps and all the fancy speakers etc. that are in use now you

had to be good and they were good. This a little story that will no doubt bring back some great memories. This was in the mid 40s or give or take a year two. The old hotel was still there. One Sunday I had a fare in town with the cab and I saw a few folks on the walkway of the hotel and I heard a fiddle and a guitar tuning up and if there is any music I’m there. The guy on the fiddle was teamster for some logging outfit west of town and he was called by his last name Champlain, he was French Canadian I think, and the guitar player about 20 and he was an albino, not only no colour to his skin but he was blind. He came from Fort St. James and was well known for his playing guitar and singing. He played this guitar backwards to the usual. There was a basket in front for cash donations and he really got his share. His music and singing was out of this world. He ended up with half the town there. The

fiddler was also one of the best with the violin that I had heard and he had never had a lesson. Folks would ask him to play some song they wanted to hear and he would know it and play it for them. During the summer I think these two came out to entertain a couple of times. It was no doubt a coincidence they were at the old hotel together but they gave Burns lake some really high class music for such a short time. Many years later I met a lady from Fort St. James and I asked her if she had known this young blind albino guitar player and she had known him, also he had done very well with his music. If anyone remembers these two entertainers please let me know I would like to hear, great memories. My head is pretty good but not much room left for storage space. Take care as the life you save could be your own. Always remember every day that God loves you and so do I.


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LOGGING TRUCK BLUES The return of winter weather to the Lakes District made for some treacherous driving conditions along the highway This logger found a ditch just east of Burns Lake on March 14, 2013.

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Online voting ends soon ...From page 5 idea that has, in just two-and-ahalf years, gone from inspiration to reality: Live it! Love it! “The Live it! Love it! foundation came to life on that road trip across the country,” Scott said. The foundation for adaptive adventure makes it possible for people with disabilities to experience the outdoor world in a way that many assume is no longer an option after a life-changing accident. “This year we’re doing our first sit-ski camp in two weeks at Silver Star [ski hill] in Vernon.” These three to five-day camps are hosted at no charge to the participants. The van that carried Scott to

the east coast is now 20 years old with more than 390,000 kms on the odometer. It never was an ideal way for Scott to get around, lacking the adaptations that it would need for him to operate it with his injuries. “It’s still working now, but I’m unable to drive it by myself,” Scott said. “I’m reliant on others to help with that.” “I need the van to get to [Live it! Love it!] camps and to trade shows,” he said. “I speak at schools and youth groups. Having the van is essential in allowing me to get to those places. I’m looking for something I’m able to operate independently.” An online campaign hosted by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association found at

Name that business...

A new driving school is opening soon in Burns Lake but has no name.

http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/jeff-scottvictoria-bc/ might help Scott replace his van. The voting began on March 11 and ends on May 10. With only one vote allowed per day per computer internet address, Scott will need a lot of voters to win. He’s one of 336 people registered, so far, in the competition. Three years ago Scott wasn’t doing anything unusual for someone to whom sport is more than just a recreation or a passtime; he was pushing his limits. That day ended very badly for him, but the years that followed have seen him come back and co-found an organization that is bringing new, unexpected freedoms to others in his situation.

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Omineca skiers had great season

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Current and former members of the Burns Lake Omineca Ski Club have had a great season so far. Most recently, former Burns Lake skier Emily Dickson took first place a the Biathlon National Championships in Whistler. Nisa Hoffer, Ava Nealis, Kyle Nealis, and Cole Bender competed on Feb. 24, 2013 at the Stride & Glide Sports BC Cup #3 & BC Championships in Prince George (Bottom L). Kyle placed first in the Midget 2.25 km sprint. Ava, Bender and Hoffer placed first, second, and fifth in the Juvenile 3.75 km sprint. Waneta Nealis placed second in the mixed Recreational Open 4.5 km sprint. The Omineca Ski Club also hosted the XploreSportZ-Kheet program for two introductory sessions on the biathlon rifle range. Pictured at left, Kyle Nealis gives a quick demonstration of how it’s done (L).

Chevrolet Canada is giving free hockey helmets to 5 year olds registered in hockey programs. More information can be found at www.safeandfun hockey.ca.

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Decker Lake Whist Scores March 13, 2013 Ladies First: Cecile Phillips 150 Ladies Second: Sharon Payne 145 Mens First: Donna Paynton 149 Mens Second: Gwen Douglas 144 Low Hand: Shirley Larson 108 Door Prize: Donna Paynton

Legion Crib Scores March 7, 2013 First: Jeanne Olson Second: Faye Hill Third: Agnes Olson Fourth: Jean McCarron Boobie: Sandy Dore

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Rec Corner

EVENTS: & S IE IT V TI C A Y IT N U M UPCOMING COM Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association Bike Camp

(Ages 5 to 13) March 23, 2013 at Kegar Lake Adult Lessons start at the same time. Please contact Susan at susanerussell@yahoo.com for more information.

Ball Hockey League registration

will be available on April 5th, 2013. Watch for details on two drop-in programs starting in April (Indoor Skateboarding and ball hockey). Information will be available in Rec-Corner, the Village Website, and Village Recreation Facebook page over the next few weeks.

Tom Forsyth Arena is closed until dry floor is ready. Exciting summer employment opportunities with Village Recreation, visit the Village website for job descriptions on the following position:

Summer Recreation Programmer Please visit http://www.burnslake.ca/village/ 77/employment to view the full job description.

Hi Everyone Another busy year for the arena has come to a close. The Village Recreation would like to thank all the user groups for another fun filled year on the ice and we look forward to a new season in September 2013.

Logan Wilson, Rec Coordinator

For more information, please contact: Village of Burns Lake 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 • Email: village@burnslake.ca www.burnslake.ca or Facebook /VillageRecreation.com


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INDIGENOUS ARTS FEST Merewyn Comeau performs in Burns Lake during the Indigenous Festival of the Arts on March 14, 2013 at the Lakes District Secondary School. Walter Strong photo

Kloshe’nem at WKE K l o s h e ’ n e m entertained students of William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake on March 5, 2013. Elements of First Nations culture, protocol and folklore were explored.

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COMFOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD. (Parent company of Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd.)

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March 27, 2013 8:00 a.m. Location: Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. basement (153 Francois Lake Drive)

For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

Tax tips & traps

Lakes District Seniors Society meeting will be held April 1 at the RDBN at 1 p.m.

Splitting Pension Income You, as a pensioner, and your spouse or common-law partner can elect to split your aged eligible pension income received in the year if you meet the following conditions:

Friday Night Dinner Burns Lake Legion #50 March 22. Roast Turkey Dinner $14.

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Did you know that

family law in BC has changed

you are married or in a common-law partnership with each other in the year and are not, because of a breakdown in your marriage or common-law partnership, living separate and apart from each other at the end of the year and for a period of 90 days commencing in the year. You will still be eligible if you are living apart at the end of the year for medical, educational or business reasons. And;

you are both a resident in Canada on December 31; or - if deceased in the year, resident in Canada on the date of death; or - if bankrupt in the year, resident in Canada on December 31 of the calendar year in which the tax year (pre- or postbankruptcy) ends.

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QUEEN’S JUBILEE

Members of the board of the Regional District of the Bulkley Nechako recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. (L-R) Fort St. James Mayor Rob MacDougal, Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, director Jerry Petersen, director Carmen Graf, director Bill Miller, Mayor Linda McGuire, Mayor Luke Strimbold and director Stoney Stoltenberg. Walter Strong photo

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Twenty-two athletes from Houston, Burns Lake and Smithers meet every week in Houston for Special Olympic Bowling. Started up in Houston this year, the program runs September to March every Tuesday morning, and includes three bowlers from Houston, one from Smithers and 18 from Burns Lake - 10 seniors and eight high school students from the special education class. The Houston bowling program was started by the Burns Lake Special Olympic committee, who used to bowl in Burns Lake until the bowling alley shut down, said Cramer. 

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Happy 68th Anniversary to Mary & Mathew Michell Love, Lenard Michell & family Frank Michell & family Emma Palmantier & family Henry Michell Johnny Michell & family and all the grandchildren

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.


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Ransomware software is hardly new, but the latest wrinkle involves the infection tying to cloak itself as the long arm of the law. These newest infections claim to be some sort of police program that has detected illegal activity on your computer, and demands you pay a fine of $100 or more before you can use your computer again. Some more sophisticated versions even use the feed from your webcam to further unsettle you in an attempt to make you pay the “fee”. These programs are complete fraud, just another attempt to get your credit card information. The infection may be exploiting a loophole in Java, so make sure you install the latest version, and uninstall any older versions that may have been left on your computer. There have been a few instances of this infection locally, and though no one has fallen for it just yet, please be on the lookout and warn your friends and family.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish invites you to the Holy Week Services

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, take a few moments to think about what you expect from a particular person and then develop a strategy that will bring you to that end. It sounds easy, but it will require effort. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Sometimes things last, but other times they fizzle away, Aquarius. You may not be able to predict the outcome of everything, but you can take steps to protect the things you want to save. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Others will quickly figure out that there is no one quite like you, Pisces. You are a great friend to be around.

Palm Sunday – March 24 at 10:00 am Holy Thursday – March 28 at 7:30 pm Good Friday – Friday March 29 Way of the Cross @ 3:00 pm (starting at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Hall) Celebration of the Lords Passion @ 4:00 pm Immaculata Church Easter Vigil – Saturday March 30 @ 9:30pm Easter Sunday – March 31 @ 10:00am

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TIME FOR AN OIL CHANGE? Factory recommended service interval for changing your oil and oil filter is typically once every 5,000 kms. Call for an appointment today...

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Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Friday Night Dinner: Friday, March 22:

Roast Turkey Dinner

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COFFEE CORNER

“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Dart Tournament – Registration Times Apr 5 – Mixed Doubles: 7:00 pm Apr 6 – Ladies/Mens – Singles/Doubles: 10am or 2pm Apr 7 – Teams: 11am Games start one hour after registration time. Cost: $10.00 per event per person. Call Linda 250-692-4343 or Legion 250-692-3232

Home Based Business Fair: Saturday, May 4 Scavenger Hunt Saturday, May 4 Register before April 20

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juice 21. Hindu holy man 23. Viverridae cat 25. Long sound diacritical mark 26. Yellow-fever mosquitos 28. Dead and rotting flesh 29. Those who are present 31. Royal Mail Service

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Are you close to someone who has a mental illness (anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia) &/or addictions? Monthly Family Support Group, find encouragement and ideas from others sharing similar concerns. This confidential group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00pm, at #113, Muriel Mould Neighborhood of Learning. (Light lunch included). Call Heather @ 250-692-7500 for more details. The Scandinavian Cultural Society wants photos and stories of immigrants before 1960. Nordic festival Apr. 12-14 in Burnaby. Contract: Mary (250) 698-7382 or Agneta Eineigal (604)-929-6731. The Burns Lake Playschool annual Bingo and Slient Auction will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013. For more info: (250) 692-3575

Gerow Island, Highway 35 Sunday School for all ages begins @ 9:30 am

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am 250-694-3329 (Church)

IMMACULATACatholic Church 248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.

CLUES DOWN 1. Inability to coordinate muscular movement 2. Biden or Cheney 3. Farm state 4. Confined condition (abbr.) 5. Macaws 6. Space Center Houston 7. Alias 8. “Chevy Show” star initials 9. A public promotion 10. More meretricious 11. Invests in little enterprises 12. Integrated circuit 13. Rednecks 14. Atomic #69 17. Legume hemp 19. Adam’s garden partner 20. The color of blood 21. Orange-red chalcedony 22. Units of land area

~ Everyone Welcome ~ THE CHURCH OF

JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

24. Green, sweet or Earl Grey 25. Any member of the family Hominidae 27. Received thrust (Geology) 28. Mexican treasury certificates 30. Ancient Egyptian king 31. Searches through 32. Silent actors 33. Biscuitlike tea pastry 36. Largest Canadian province 37. Chess horseman (abbr.) 38. Theater orchestra area 39. One who replaces a striker 41. The bill in a restaurant 42. A major division of geological time 43. Imperturbable 46. Used esp. of dry vegetation 49. Delaware 51. A passage with access only at one end 52. Brew 53. Common degree 54. Shape of a sphere 55. Yearly tonnage (abbr.) 58. City of Angels 59. Pound 60. Hello 61. Wizard of __

OUR TOWN

You are welcome to drop in at the new Wellness Activity Center, every Tuesday afternoon, for encouragement, social support and fun. Activities may include coffee time, movies, games, once a month free lunch and a monthly support group.  Call Heather @ 250-692-7500 for more details.

Island Gospel Fellowship

Crib Thurs @7:00pm

CROSSWORD

Answers on page 15

250-692-3259

(except March 30 - Easter weekend)

email: rcl50@live.ca Phone: 250-692-3232

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:00-8:00 pm

CLUES ACROSS 1. Mexican President Camacho 6. Egyptian statesman Anwar 11. March 17, 2013 14. Don’t know when yet 15. Russian country house 16. No longer is 18. E.g. club soda or fruit

If you love your freedom, MEAT DRAW thank a Veteran. Every Saturday, Support your 4:15 & 6:15 local Legion.

Kerr Road, Burns Lake Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15. Worship Service at 10:30 includes Children’s Church

Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on April 1 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. Lakes District Hospital & Health Care Centre: March 2013. Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Pines adult day centre - 10am-2:30pm. Every Wed. Health Unit - Child health clinic. Every Mon. (Baby drop in 1-3pm). More information (250) 692-2460 The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Regular hours: from 11am to 2pm on Tue., Wed. and Fri. Our local phone number is (250) 692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888939-3333. We collect used postage stamps and Campbell’s soup labels. New volunteers are always welcome! Is it your birthday this year? And if so will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.

Sunday 10:00AM

President Lambert 694-3748

Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome

OLD LANDMARKS

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

SUNDAY, 10:30 AM Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196 ~Everyone Welcome ~

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH 136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Sunday Worship 10:00am ALL ARE WELCOME Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m.

Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.

250-695-6586

COMBINED GATHERING OF:

Burns Lake Community Church

&

Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 724 Babine Lake Road

Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464


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In Memoriam Gifts

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CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor thernyouthonline.ca (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or www.youthinbc.ca.

PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845

Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

ALL FUNDS DONATED

to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued

Obituaries

CLASSIFIED AD RATES

REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week

FREE ADS

For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

LEGAL ADS $16.01 per col. inch

HWY 16 REGIONAL ADS

3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Houston, Smithers, Ft.St.James, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector, Northern Daily (1 week) ....................................... $78.88

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HAPPY ADS

To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

2 col. x 2” - $20 2 col. x 3” - $30 2 col. x 4” - $40

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DEADLINES

Oct. 2, 1926 - Mar. 5, 2013

Glen Oliver Mackie has gone to join his beloved wife, Beatrice on March 5, 2013. Born on Oct. 2, 1926 in Ninette, Man. Survived by sisters; Jean (Anderson) and Hilda (Kilborn). Children; Sue (Will) Stadey, Glenda (Buzz) Montour, Tracy (Bill) Crumley, Peggy (Steve) Latham, Jim (Chime) Mackie, Steven (Brenda) Mackie, and Rob (Rose) Mackie. 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a huge extended family. Everyone knew if you couldn’t get something to work, ask Grumps.

Information

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For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

GLEN OLIVER MACKIE

MARJ CONAT Marj Conat passed away

peacefully on March 7, 2013 at the age of 77. Such a loving person she touched the hearts of all who knew her. A proud mother, grandmother and friend. Marj took pride in all that she did and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived and sadly missed by her loving family; Daughter Ginny (Bill) and sons Rusty (Esther) and Tim. Grandchildren: Jeff, Angela (Chris), Erin (Tony), Jason, Cole and Cailey and nine great grandchildren who brought many smiles to her face. Marj was respected and will be remembered always for her strong will and refined sense of humour. The family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and other staff at the Burns Lake Hospital for the incredible care and support they provided. At Marj’s request no service will be held. A beautiful soul Thinking of you, deep inside the heart. Remember the happy times, and we shall never be apart. Your presence shall linger, yet never fade away. Knowing you’re looking over us, we’ll be together again one day. Granny tell grandpa we say hi!

Help Wanted

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 FOOD BANK As of February 2013, clients are welcome to a box on both of the distribution days. Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0.

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OUR POLICY

Lakes District News reserves the right to edit, revise, classify or reject any classified ad not meeting our standards.

No refunds on Classifieds Ads. LAKES DISTRICT

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Tahtsa Timber Ltd. is looking for

HARVESTER OPERATORS minimum 3 years experience

and for FORWARDER OPERATORS minimum 2 years experience. Top rates and bene¿ts package. Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to angelika@tahtsa.ca

LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RIVER

FLOW FACTS 14 March 2013 Reservoir Elevation: 850.72 m (2791.09ft) SLS Discharge: 30.3 m3/s

The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit www.arthritis.ca/bc The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:30am4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440

ALL CASH Healthy Vending Route: 9 local secured proven accounts. Safest, quickest return on money. Investment required + $72K potential training included. 1-888-979-8363.

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Career Opportunities

Travel

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For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

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Help Wanted

for TJ Heavy Duty Mechanics

and a Mechanical Manager/Supervisor in Dease Lake, BC

You will be part of a team of mechanics maintaining a medium sized fleet of trucks and road maintenance equipment. A valid CVI ticket or ability and qualifications to receive one preferred.

For more details on this posting and more, please visit: www.ldmltd.ca/careers

Help Wanted GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

LD NEWS • 250-692-7526

Help Wanted

Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. has immediate openings

Apply with resume and references in person at the Burns Lake or Dease Lake Offices, or to careers@ldmltd.ca or fax to 250-692-3930

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Mountain Snowpack: 83 per cent of long term average

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Business and Loans Analyst We are seeking an individual with excellent attention to detail, time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi task in a busy work environment. The successful applicant must have superior communication skills, be a self starter, and be comfortable working with business clientele This position requires 35 hours per week and offers a competitive salary commensurate to education and experience, as well as a benefits package. The Business and Loans Analyst is primarily responsible for the development, analysis and recommendation of loan proposals to the Business Development Committee. This position manages the overall Investment Funds (loan) portfolio, with the goal of achieving a healthy balance between acceptable portfolio returns and providing a valuable developmental lending service to the community. This position will also provide coaching, counseling and ongoing support to loan clients. Qualifications for the position include: 1. Commercial/Small business lending background desired. 2. Good oral and written communication skills. 3. Good crediting skills (The ability to assess risk through the analysis of business plans, financial statements/projections, proper due diligence and experience). 4. Good Investment Funds (loan) portfolio management and administration skills. 5. Competent computer hardware and software knowledge (Excel, Word, and use of Internet). 6. Effective time management and prioritizing skills. 7. Ability to provide client support services via business counseling and coaching. 8. This position requires the ability and skills to work with a wide range of community members and partner organizations. 9. Reliable transportation and a valid drivers license are required. Please forward cover letter and resume no later than April 19, 2013 to: Jerry Botti, General Manager CF Nadina, PO Box 236, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 250-845-2528 (fax) jbotti@cfnadina.ca

JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE Position: Part-time Cashier

Description: Cashier/Sales Associate (seasonal) • Competitive wages. • 24 hours a week. Start date: April 1, end date: October 30. • Training available. The qualified candidate will be responsible to process cash sales, assist customers with their projects, and be available to assist wherever needed. Requirements: • Strong computer skills. • Minimum one year experience with retail. • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. • Demonstrated interpersonal and communications skills. • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. • Strong customer service. • Ability to work with flexible scheduling and on short notice.

Position: Part-time Yard Worker Description: Yard & Warehouse worker (seasonal) • Competitive wages. • 24 hours a week. Start date: April 1, end date: October 30. • Training available. The qualified candidate will be responsible to help unload freight, help customers with their orders, and assist other team members with their various responsibilities. Requirements: • Must enjoy manual labour and the outdoors. • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion with confidential information. • Strong customer service. • Ability to work with flexible scheduling and on short notice. Please drop off resume in person at: Starland Supply (2000) Ltd. 165 Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake, B.C.


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HUNTING GUIDE needed July-October in Northeastern Yukon. Must have minimum two years guiding experience and be comfortable with horses. Contact Chris, 867-3933802 or send an email to: chris@widrigoutfitters.com Versatile Painting & Sandblasting is looking for qualified experienced Journeymen Painters/Sandblasters in KITIMAT. Must be highly motivated, energetic and work well with others. Please send resumes to: guy@versatilepainting.ca

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Merchandise for Sale

Auctions

All West Auction

Spring Sale Dates VISSER VEGETABLE FARMS April 27, 2013 Prince George

RON VASSALLO FARM SALE June 1, 2013 Vanderhoof

CONSIGNMENT SALES June, 2013 VIP Yards

250-567-4842 Cell: 570-8586

AUCTION SALE

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. Decker Lake Hall. Furniture, antiques, collectable’s, tools, tack, vehicles, equipment etc. Sale conducted by,

For more information: Richie at (250) 698-7377 or (250) 698-7351 More detailed list closer to sale date.

KWIKAUCTIONS.COM Restaurant Equipment Auction Saturday March 23rd @ 11am 7305 Meadow Burnaby BC

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BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

OLDER CAMPER FOR SALE Fridge, Propane Furnace and Stove. $400 Call in the evening 250-698-7533

Stained glass equipment/supplies CHROMA-GLASS SENTIMENTS 250-847-9636 1665 Hudson Bay Mtn. Rd., Smithers, B.C.

A GREAT BIG

THANK YOU ...to all the people who made donations to the Mother Millie’s Garage Sale and Silent Auction, and who came out and supported this worthwhile event. A Special thanks to all the volunteers especially to Gail, Dolly and Cathy – we could not have done it without you! ACI Computer Alice Bohmer Alternative Grounds Amy Dash Artisan Center Auto Sense Baker’s Acres Bea Hart Bev Olinyk Bonnie Heagy Bonnie Remple Brad Miller- for mall space Burns Lake Auto Supply Burns Lake Eye Care Burns Lake Public Library Carnoustie Golf & Country Club Cathy & Dave Eggleton Chevron Card Lock China Moon Restaurant CIBC Colleen Piper Credit Union Denise Stewart Dog Star Doreen Micks Dorothy Bohmer Drew Little George Chandler Gone Hollywood Video Helen Brunette Home Hardware Ieva & Bruce Rogers Interiors By Jill Jane Kuys Jerri Malchow Judy Kleger Judy Stratton Kal Tire Karen Isaac

Kentucky Fried Chicken Lakes District Arts Council LD News LDFC Printing & Stationery Marmon Financial Martina Zechendorf Matt Moore Monica Benoit Mrs. Cronin Mulvaney’s Pub Murray La Brash Overwaitea P&B Feeds and Needs Pat Fleming Pete Burton Pharmasave Pluto Autobody Porter Auto Purely H2O Rocking L Quilts – Linda Peebles Saan Bar Sandy Greening Senara Mulitalo She Cal Yegh Shirley Lindroos Silverbar Kennels Takysie Lake Resort The Stefiks Tina & Done Tire Tech Wendy Curtis/Fran McIsaac Wendy Thompson Zelda Wilson In Memory

LAKES DISTRICT & AREA

BUSINESS DIRECTORY B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W1533 AND W1792

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARILYN GAIL BURROWS, Deceased, Formerly of Burns Lake, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 26th day of April, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Christopher K. Wingham, Solicitor

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Please be advised that Henning Larsen, Licencee for W1533, and Steve Siegner, Licencee for W1792 are proposing to remove the private land associated with their Woodlots. W1533 private land is 129.5 hectares and is located at the top of the Eagle Creek Road. W1792 private land is 228.4 hectares in size and located in the Palling Road area. Questions, comments or requests for information regarding these removals can be sent to Free Growing Forestry Ltd., Box 510, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 before April 3, 2013.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. gmc.gm.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‡ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (1SF) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. ▼Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. u$7,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. $2,000 BONUS CASH is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab. Other cash credits available on most models, including $1,500 on Sierra 1500 Ext Cab (image and offer shown). Cash Bonus Offer applies to the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See your GM dealer for details. Offer ends April 1,2013. †0%/0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Sierra 1500. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%/0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $139/$123 for 72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0/$354, total obligation is $10,000/$10,354. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ‡Based on a 0.9%, 24 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Sierra 4x4 Ext, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $11,136. Option to purchase at lease end is $19,299 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ≠Chrome Accessories Package offer available on light duty 2013 GMC Sierra extended cab and crew cab truck equipped with the PDJ chrome accessories package (“PDJ Package”). Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between March 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. The offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitation apply. See dealer or chevrolet.ca for details ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. ~Visit OnStar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.

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Burns Lake Lakes District News, March 20, 2013  

March 20, 2013 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News